Tuesday, February 06, 2007

How to Use Your Scanner to Make Scrapbooking Embellishments

Scrapbooking Tutorial
by Susan Rodriguez, Creative Team Member

Using your scanner and Photoshop/Elements to make fun embellishments

I have this purse that I bought while on vacation in August in Morro Bay, CA. What really attracted me to this purse were the eyes on it. I thought it would be fun to scan in my purse and pull off the eyes for a fun embellishment. This is what I did.

First I scanned in my purse.

Once I brought the image into Photoshop I cropped out the portion of the purse I did not need and worked on deleting the back ground so that all that was left was just the eye portion.

Don’t worry about it being cleaned up perfectly once you create it into an embellishment it will clean it self up.

I then created an artistic filter on the image. Depending on your image you may want to experiment with the different filters, I used a palette knife filter. I like the dreamy effect I got from it.

I then added a drop shadow to give it a slight pop out effect.
Right click on the layer.
Click on Blending Options.
Click and on Drop Shadow.
For this image these are the settings I chose.
Angle 120
Distance 5
Speed 0
Size 15

It really depends on the effect you are going for so just play around with the different settings.

Here is my completed image.

How I used it in a project:
Related Resources:

Large Format Scanner Review from Scrapjazz

Epson Perfection 3170 Photo Scanner Review by Julie Ann Shahin

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Maggie said...

Fantastic tut:
Going to apply it now.

scrapcat said...

great idea!
love the final product.
thanks for the tip :)))

Christine Smith said...

great tutorial! I will be linking this post from my weekly blog carnival tomorrow - be sure to go check it out. http://christinesmithdigital.blogspot.com

CellyOneill said...

Great tut !
Love the idea and the final product!

LearnQuilling.com said...

What a great idea for
scrapbooking embellishments...you are so talented and CREATIVE!!

Thanks for sharing!